Niles North student Henry Shield’s calendar design won the Best in Grade Award for the Midwest in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. Grouping students’ work by grade provides additional incentive for students to compete among their peers, and a grade-by-grade look into the varied work students produce.
Shield’s work also won a National Gold Medal in the competition. Only one percent of students who submit work on the national level are recipients of this award. Shield will be honored with other National Gold award recipients in June at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
The competition, founded in 1923, is the nation’s longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers in the visual and literary arts. Notable past winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates.